SISTERSHIP TV is the creation of The Powers - Emily Pelstring, Katherine Kline and myself. We are at once a band, an artistic collaboration, and a research-creation group committed to weaving alternate realities through video, music, story-telling, dance, and ritualistic performance. This 3-episode web series, Sistership TV, explores various topics, including the cyborg, telepresence, hysteria, the seance, witchcraft, and animal communication.
EPISODE 1: GOTTA CRACK A FEW EGGS
The Powers beckon you into their wilderness, the Sistership, where they commune with animals, spirits and machines. Bunny finds an enchanted Egg in the forest and transforms into Shitty Wizard. A crack in the Egg unleashes an alternate universe, in which Crones fly through space on the backs of birds. Featuring Special Guests, Blevin Blectum and FASTWURMS. Streamed live from Queens University in Kingston, ON, 2019
EPISODE 2: MEDUSA LOLS
Our tale begins with a lecture by a dubious skeleton, who tells of a wandering womb, a misfit of an organ with a mind of its own. // The crones, racked with hysteria, lose their shit and set out on a quest to find it. A glimpse into their shared psyche reveals a Medusa repossessing their body in an oceanic cave. Meanwhile, h1bA puts powerful curses on the military industrial complex and imperialist capitalist patriarchy, and an audio-visual meditation by Violet Cutler guides the viewer on a journey into cloud consciousness. //Finally, the crones undergo psychoanalysis in an effort to manage their hysterical symptoms. In Freud's office, organs without bodies bust through the repression barrier, and that's when things get truly hysterical. Streamed live from BUMP TV in Toronto, ON, 2019
EPISODE 3: BLOB DESCENDING A STAIRCASE
Welcome to the Sistership's multidimensional landscape, where everyone morphs into unimaginable shapes and sizes, reassembling time and space, and generally refusing to stay put. In this gelatinous location, we encounter a "mermaid" and a dog-jellyfish hybrid. Featuring special guests: Ultra Violet, Jenn E. Norton, Kathy Rose, Bianca S. Arroyo-Kreimes, and the artwork of Greta Sheing, Xander Marro and Meg Powers. Streamed live from the Dirt Palace in Providence, Rhode Island.